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Annual festival hits Miami Beach this October 2014, with additional new elements leading up to main event. The 2nd Annual Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival, taking place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 1:00PM to 9:00 PM will feature only the very best of what South Florida has to offer in entertainment, wine & spirits, and of course, seafood! The producers of the event invite you to experience Miami in all its glory as you enjoy the countless varieties of culinary seafood delights. The Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival is the brainchild of CI Management, a full service event management agency based here in South Florida. This dynamic team envisioned a major event featuring some of South Florida’s top seafood restaurants. The idea was to create an upscale dining experience on the beach, right on the sand.
Taste of the Caribbean 2014 will host a series of culinary competitions and educational workshops between June 28 and July 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida. Sponsored by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, the annual event offers a mix of entertainment, hands-on demonstrations and seminars to attendees, ranging from food-loving consumers to top culinary connoisseurs.
While many Jamaican nationals may look forward with longing to ackee and saltfish, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending seizure or import refusal of canned, frozen and other ackee products. The ackee fruit, which is harvested from the ackee tree (Blighia sapida), is native to West Africa, but is also found in Central and South America, plus many Caribbean countries including Jamaica, and southern Florida.
It’s not everyday that Californians get to eat fresh, local seafood caught off their own shores. In fact, unless you caught it yourself, there’s a good chance you never have. That’s because 91 percent of all seafood consumed in the U.S. comes from other countries, due to the dangerously low amounts of seafood now found in American waters, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A new report released here has found that water used for agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is of key importance to global food security. However, countries in the region have yet to make improvements to ensure access by their populations to clean water, and to meet the environmental and economic challenges of increased water demand.
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